Asrock 970 EXTREME3 2.0
970 Extreme3 R2.0
AMD 970 + SB950 Chipsets
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Detail Specification
Platform
- ATX Form Factor
- ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time) (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive
Polymer Capacitors)
CPU
- Support for Socket AM3+ processors
- Support for Socket AM3 processors: AMD PhenomTM II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940)
/ Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 / Sempron processors
- Supports 8-Core CPU
- Supports UCC feature (Unlock CPU Core)
- Digi Power Design
- 4 + 1 Power Phase Design
- Supports CPU up to 140W
- Supports AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
- FSB 2400 MHz (4.8 GT/s)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
- Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology
Chipset
- Northbridge: AMD 970
- Southbridge: AMD SB950
Memory
- Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
- 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 2100+(OC)/1866(OC)/1800(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 non-ECC,
un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB
Expansion Slot
-
Audio
- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
- Premium Blu-ray audio support
- Supports THX TruStudioTM
LAN
-
Rear Panel I/O
I/O Panel
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF Out Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x eSATA3 Connector
- 2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker /
Microphone
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE2 @ x16 mode; PCIE4 @ x4 mode)
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
2 x PCI slots
Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM and CrossFireXTM
PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
Realtek RTL8111E
Supports Wake-On-LAN
Supports LAN Cable Detection
Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
Supports PXE
SATA3
- 5 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10),
NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
USB 3.0
- 2 x Rear USB 3.0 ports by Etron EJ188H, support USB 1.1/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s
- 1 x Front USB 3.0 header (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) by Etron EJ188H, supports
USB 1.1/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s
Connector
-
5 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
1 x IR header
1 x CIR header
1 x COM port header
1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
1 x Power LED header
2 x CPU Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
3 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 2 x 3-pin)
1 x Power Fan connector (3-pin)
24 pin ATX power connector
8 pin 12V power connector
Front panel audio connector
3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)
BIOS Feature
-
32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
Supports "Plug and Play"
ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
Supports jumperfree
SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
CPU, VCCM, NB, SB Voltage Multi-adjustment
- Supports ASRock DuraCap, Digi Power
Support CD
- Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial,
AMD OverDriveTM Utility, ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite - OEM, Google Chrome
Browser and Toolbar
Unique Feature
-
Hardware Monitor
-
OS
- Microsoft® Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit
compliant
Certifications
- FCC, CE, WHQL
- ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
Accessories
- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 2 x SATA Data Cables
8 Core
CPU
CPU Ready
Ready
Supports
Supports
AM3+
CPU
CPU
Fast Boot
X-Boost
Digi Power
Restart to UEFI
Google Chrome
Browser & Toolbar
Dehumidifier
Product Brief
- Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2100(OC)
- 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots, Support AMD Quad CrossFireXTM
and CrossFireXTM
- 4 x USB 3.0 (2 Front, 2 Rear), 5 x SATA3 , 1 x eSATA3
- Supports XFast 555, X-Boost, Fast Boot, Restart to UEFI,
Dehumidifier, OMG, Internet Flash
- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek
ALC892 Audio Codec), supports THX TruStudioTM
- Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial,
ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite, Google Chrome
Browser and Toolbar
ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
ASRock Instant Boot
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock APP Charger
ASRock XFast USB
ASRock XFast LAN
ASRock XFast RAM
ASRock Crashless BIOS
ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
ASRock Internet Flash
ASRock On/Off Play Technology
ASRock UEFI System Browser
ASRock Dehumidifier Function
ASRock Fast Boot
ASRock X-Boost
ASRock Restart to UEFI
Hybrid Booster:
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control
- ASRock U-COP
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- Good Night LED
CPU Temperature Sensing
Chassis Temperature Sensing
CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan
CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control
Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
The specification is subject to change without notice. The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Any configuration other than original product specification is not guaranteed.
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AMD 970 + SB950 Chipsets
X-Boost
ON
Unlock
CPU
cores
4.04 pts
ASRock’s X-Boost Technology is a smart
auto-overclocking function and is brilliantly
designed to unlock the hidden cores of your
CPUs. Simply press “X” when turning on the
PC, X-Boost will automatically overclock the
relative components to get up to 116%
performance boost! With the smart X-Boost,
overclocking CPU or unlock CPU cores can
become a near one-button process.
* The functionality of “Unlock CPU Cores” feature might vary by
different processors.
1.87 pts
Cinebench R11.5
ASRock AM3+ Motherboard With X-Boost
Other AM3+ Motherboard Without X-Boost
Windows 8 Support
Fast Boot
Restart to UEFI
ASRock "Restart to UEFI" technology is
designed for those requiring frequent
UEFI access. It allows users to easily
enter the UEFI SETUP automatically
when turning on the PC next time.
With ASRock’s exclusive Fast Boot
technology, it takes less than 1.5 seconds*
to logon to Windows 8 from a cold boot.
No more waiting! The speedy boot will
completely change your user experience
and behavior.
*The boot time may vary with a different
configuration.
RAM
Fully Optimize Memory Usage
Faster Internet Access
Lower Latency
In Game
Faster
5X
5X
Faster
XFast LAN can lower
latency in the game
after setting online
game priority higher.
5X Faster for
Photoshop Execution
XFast RAM will create a virtual disk
from the system memory to boost the
performance. For Photoshop, it can
even perform 5X faster than before.
Time latency in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Boosts up your USB speed
USB Performance
Comparison
Faster
5X
ATTO Disk Benchmark 4K Read
*Lower is better
ASRock Motherboard with XFast LAN
ASRock Motherboard with XFast USB
Other Motherboard without XFast LAN
Other Motherboard without XFast USB
The performance boost percentage may vary with a different configuration.
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AMD 970 + SB950 Chipsets
AM3+ 8-Core
Processor Support
Combo Cooler
Retention Module
Digi Power
4 USB 3.0
(2 Front, 2 Rear)
Supporting socket AM3+ and 8-Core CPU,
this board is designed to build up the most
powerful system and deliver the most
demanding technology for advanced users.
Just enjoy next generation computing with
ASRock 8-Core CPU ready motherboard!
The unique combo cooler retention module
greatly improves heat dissipation and is
backward compatible with AMD previous
AM3/AM2+ CPU coolers.
By adopting digital Pulse-width
modulation (PWM), the ASRock
motherboard can provide CPU Vcore
voltage more efficiently and smoothly.
Rich storage options! This motherboard
offers 4 USB 3.0 (2 from onboard header,
2 from rear I/O) to facilitate computing
environment.
USB 3.0
2+2
Front
Rear
ASRock
Dehumidifier
ASRock OMG
Internet Flash
UEFI System
Browser
Users may prevent motherboard damages due
to dampness by enabling “Dehumidifier
Function”. When enabling Dehumidifier
Function, the computer will power on
automatically to dehumidify the system after
entering S4/S5 state.
Fast, Easy and Free – ASRock OMG
technology allows you to establish an internet
curfew or restrict internet access at specified
times. Administrators are able to schedule the
starting and ending hours of internet access
granted to other users.
Internet Flash searches for available UEFI
firmware updates from ASRock servers.
System can auto-detect the latest UEFI
from our servers and flash them within UEFI
setup without entering Windows ® OS.
UEFI system browser is a useful tool
included in graphical UEFI. It can detect
the devices and configurations that users
are currently using in their PC.
Google Chrome
Browser & Toolbar
Chrome is a fast, simple, and secure web
browser, built for the modern web. Google
Toolbar is designed to help you find what
you're looking for quickly and discover new
things along the way. Now ASRock has
both Chrome and Google Toolbar bundled
with our motherboards so users may enjoy
better internet surfing experiences.
(Online Management Guard)
THX TruStudio
THX TruStudio is specially designed to
bring the same great audio experience
found in live performances, films, and
recording studios to the PC.
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